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Offline Digs

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Work Starts
« on: October 12, 2018, 07:29:56 pm »
Just started repairing the cab on my unimog,
Hard when there are only pics to go on when fabricating the cab panels !!!!!

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Re: Work Starts
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 08:22:45 am »
How bad is the rest of the cab? Had you used the Unimog much before starting work on it, I bet it's a handy bit of kit with a Hiab.

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Re: Work Starts
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 08:37:01 am »
Hi Steve
The rest of the cab is as bad, so a lot of welding to do, (will be a expert welder at the end of it)
Not had it long bought as a project and to use round our farm.
Great bit of kit. crane works great, drives well and stops now that i have renewed the brake lines etc.
Was thinking of a replacement secondhand cab but 5K is a bit step, and 2K gets one that still needs a lot of work doing to it !!!!

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Re: Work Starts
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 09:27:04 am »
That cab is considerably better than mine. I must admit with the state of mine i have purchased all of the panels new from Mercedes. Last winter it was the passengers side floor, sills, inner wheel arch and both front wings. The plan for this winter is all the same panels for the drivers side and the upper and lower rear panels of the cab. Good luck and happy welding!
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Re: Work Starts
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 11:43:53 pm »
The panel in your first picture is a tricky one to make, I made the panel in one piece for one of the cabs i restored a while back, very hard to do with the way it bends down towards the front of the cab
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Re: Work Starts
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 11:32:37 am »
I erm cheated and bought the repair panels from AC Price. Typical Merc. They all fitted like a glove. The guy doing my welding had never had panels for any vehicle that did not require 'adjustment' until he did the Mog cab  ;D
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Re: Work Starts
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 03:40:53 pm »
The work you've done so far looks very good, but then compared to mine your cab looks good, new in fact. I've abandoned repairing mine, it's too far gone, I've made a tentative start on building one from scratch, while I try to get another 2 years out of my rusty metal box masquerading as a cab.

 

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